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Long duration space missions could affect crew sleep
Posted: Tue, Jan 8 7:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)
A simulation of a 520-day Mars mission demonstrated that crews can become more sedentary and suffer disrupted sleep patterns, scientists reported Monday. The study...

Arianespace to launch Vietnamese satellite on Vega
Posted: Sun, Jan 6 8:32 AM ET (1332 GMT)
Arianespace announced Friday that it has won a contract to launch a small Vietnamese satellite later this year using the Vega launch vehicle. The VNREDSat-...

Astronomers estimate over 100 billion planets in Milky Way
Posted: Sat, Jan 5 8:45 AM ET (1345 GMT)
An extrapolation based on data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft has led astronomers to conclude that there are at least 100 billion, and perhaps 200...

Scientists find unique, water-rich Martian meteorite
Posted: Fri, Jan 4 5:47 AM ET (1047 GMT)
A meteorite discovered in Africa over a year ago is from Mars, but is unlike any other Martian meteorite found to date, scientists reported this...

Moog acquires Broad Reach Engineering
Posted: Fri, Jan 4 5:24 AM ET (1024 GMT)
Aerospace component manufacturer Moog announced this week that it has acquired Broad Reach Engineering in its latest effort to expand its space portfolio. Moog will...

Astronomers detect gas streams linked to new planets
Posted: Thu, Jan 3 6:46 AM ET (1146 GMT)
Radio astronomers announced Wednesday that they have detected for the first time streams of gas flowing into a star created by the formation of new...

Globalstar obtains $30-million investment
Posted: Thu, Jan 3 6:27 AM ET (1127 GMT)
Satellite communications company Globalstar has secured a $30-million capital infusion from an investment company that will help the company continue its operations as it...

Radiation exposure may accelerate onset of Alzheimer's disease
Posted: Wed, Jan 2 6:45 AM ET (1145 GMT)
Exposure to high-energy cosmic radiation on deep space missions could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease and have other effects on the brain,...

SpaceX and ORBCOMM renegotiate launch contract
Posted: Wed, Jan 2 6:29 AM ET (1129 GMT)
ORBCOMM announced last week that it has renegotiated a launch contract with SpaceX for the launch of its next generation communications satellite constellation. The new...

Chinese navigation system begins service in Asia-Pacific region
Posted: Fri, Dec 28 5:29 AM ET (1029 GMT)
Chinese officials announced Wednesday that they have opened their domestic satellite navigation system for use by people in the Asia Pacific region. Beidou, the Chinese...



news in brief
Air Force and SpaceX settle lawsuit
Posted: Sat, Jan 24 9:57 AM ET (1457 GMT)

Scientists release initial results from Rosetta
Posted: Fri, Jan 23 7:10 AM ET (1210 GMT)

Russia plans to merge space agency with industry
Posted: Thu, Jan 22 6:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)

news links
Saturday, January 24
Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed
CAASTRO — 5:53 pm ET (2253 GMT)
Square Kilometre Array: The Cosmology Engine
Max-Planck-Institut — 5:53 pm ET (2253 GMT)
Probing the Universe with the Square Kilometre Array
Square Kilometer Array — 5:52 pm ET (2252 GMT)
An exceptionally powerful trio in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Max-Planck-Institut — 5:19 pm ET (2219 GMT)


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